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Interior Design, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Barrie, Canada
Experience what it's like to work with real clients and top suppliers through studio classes, trade connections, field placement and more with the Interior Design course of Georgian College.
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Overview

Program description

Interior decorating is the art of creating distinctive interior spaces that respond to functional needs and address aesthetic perceptions. Students in the Interior Design course of Georgian College focus on the use of space, beautification and furnishing of interiors and the documentation of design concepts resulting in an overall package that conveys a sense of place. Using a variety of formats including lecture, studio and lab, students complete projects to interpret client requirements and create innovative interiors. Students gain professional and entrepreneurial skills for industry and self-employment, as well as real life experience through participation in a field placement in the decorating field.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment with large decorating firms offering a full range of consultancy services, building contractors, real estate agents, retailers, and specialty decorating centres. Students with entrepreneurial skills may become freelance interior decorators. Possible positions include interior decorating consultant, kitchen and bathroom designer, colour consultant, model home/condo finishes specifier, real estate staging consultant, lighting, flooring, furniture, window treatment and paint consultant/specialist/salesperson.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hand Drafting and Design Technology
  • Drawing and Rendering
  • History of Furniture
  • Early Design History
  • Sustainable Materials, Finishes and Furnishings
  • History of Furniture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.
  • Secondary or high school transcripts with proof of graduation, subjects taken and grades received
  • Math and English credits are required at the Grade 12 level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6870 CAD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1360 CAD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1360 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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